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Do You Have An Emergency Financial Need?

Roseb441702 started this conversation

for all of those who are looking for financial assistance to help with an emergency financial should know that there are organizations out there that can help you.....

Do You Have An Emergency Financial Need?

Are you facing a financial emergency?

There is one organization that has helped more than 80 individuals/families in need of financial assistance. In 2009 one of the organization's funding programs - which provide emergency funding assistance has given out nearly 300 percent more in assistance than it did in all of 2008.

The purpose of this grant program is to help individuals and families who have chronic financial challenges.

People who qualify for assistance from this fund include those who have lost their jobs, have been out of work for months and months and have exhausted all their savings and resources. According to a spokesperson, "If they fit the criteria, they are able to access this fund for months at a time.”

This grant program was created as a way to help people who don’t qualify for one of the organization's other grant programs.

This funding program has been around for the last 20 years!

The grant program only makes one-time, emergency disbursements. Last year, 32 individuals or families received financial assistance through this funding program. So far over 75 individuals and/or families have received $75,000 in 2009!

This funding program is good for people who tend to struggle with something every year.

Since some of these funding programs are both relatively new, not many people know about them!

What's more the organization itself receives grant money itself to help fund their own grant programs!

One of the organizations funding programs is intended to help with large, one-time emergencies. It was established in a few years ago through the generosity of an anonymous donor. Grants have helped a couple with funeral expenses. Another time it helped a man repair his home after a fire. He had let his home owner’s insurance lapse.

The first step in obtaining assistance is leaving a message on the organization's helpline. The message will usually be returned by a caseworker within 24 hours. A spokesperson for the funding program said the initial phone call between the organization and the applicant takes between five and 10 minutes. Once the exact problem has been determined, the applicant is matched with a social worker, who meets with the client to make a fuller assessment of the situation. Thereafter, the social worker presents the case to the case-management team to decide whether the applicant qualifies for funds. Each application is evaluated on an individual basis. There are clear guidelines, but no set formula to receive assistance.

“If somebody needs financial assistance then we make sure they are taking advantage of other government programs. We have a whole checklist of programs to make sure that they are taking advantage of all the things they can” says the program's spokesperson. Applicants who need emergency funds may also qualify for other programs that the organization has to offer.

It is recommended that applicants apply as early as possible because the number of people seeking assistance has increased so much over the past year and because of that it can now take several weeks to actually receive assistance.

In 2008, 40 people, on average, called the organization for assistance each month. Last year more than 200 people called for help. While not all of these phone calls are for emergency needs, this shows that there has been a marked increase in the need for all of our services, includingemergency financial assistanceemergency assistance.

According to the program's spokesperson, “If somebody comes to us and says ‘I’m being evicted tomorrow it’s very hard to help. If someone comes in and says ‘I’m being evicted in three weeks,’ we can help”.


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littlelacie   in reply to mom99
Hi, Roseb has not come back on this site since 2011,so I will try to help you.Call 211,say what you need help with and your location.They will tell you what resources in your area may be able to help You really should also apply for section 8.We know there is a waiting list,but you may need help and a larger house or apartment now that you are caring for 5 children. Just get on the list is a start.Apply for TANF,foodstamps,cash assistance if you have not already.You sound like a great mom,taking on these other four children.Stars in your crown.
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I'm a single parent and I fell behind in paying my bills due a custody battle and becoming a caregiver for 4 children in order to keep the kids from being taken by the state. At this point my child and myself are under eviction. Please help us I do not want us to lose our apartment and become homeless.
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littlelacie   in reply to rpkgirl
you are posting to a lady that has not come back on this site for over 4 years.We have no information about what resource she wrote about back in 2011,sorry.
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littlelacie   in reply to Roark707
The only dental assistance we know is to get on internet,type in free dental,then your city,county,state. You will see a list of dental clinics in your area that have SOME free dental. the places that have free dental do not do everything free: they will let you know what is free or low cost dental.
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Roark707   in reply to littlelacie
Thank you for taking the time to reply, also need help with dental care if possible.
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Roark707   in reply to littlelacie
Thank you for your reply, could also use help with dental care if possible.
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littlelacie   in reply to Roark707
Hi, we do not know any resources that will help with car repairs,sorry.There is something I am checking out today,if they do help will get back with you.
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littlelacie   in reply to Jonjoe22
hi,you can get on internet,type in needhelppayingbills,then your city,county,state.You will then see a list of resources in your area,that may be able to help,if they have the funds. (Rose has not been on here for years.)
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I am a 21 year old male in Northern California. Currently I have only 70$ to my name in my bank account. My plan was to get a job, but I attempted a repair on my truck that resulted in transmission damage. (Arced a hole in the trans line while attempting to tighten the hot terminal on the starter. Long story short is that I patched the line with JB weld, and drove it low on fluid because I forgot to add some. ) Now I am looking at $4000 in transmission repair, and I only have 70$ to my name.
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just came out a abuses relation for the pass 7 years me and my son that is 14 years old trying to get our lights and water turn on need help in buying beds trying to make a home for us
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Please help! My wife starts work Monday at Bay Medical. But she was supposed to start last week. I left my job and we moved here for hers. I was supposed to start working here at Value Place in Callaway. But was told today that the job was given to a transfer by the District Manager. We have only $100 left and her first check is on the 28th now!

Please help!!
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littlelacie   in reply to PocketFox23
on internet,type in needhelppayingbills,city,county,state where you are moving will see a list of resources in that area that may be able to help.some of those resources will help with rent deposit and first month,if they got the funds.
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CajunChix   in reply to Winnifred
I don't understand this unless it's a scam (sorry if I'm wrong but it doesn't make sense) why haven't they been to the U.S. Embassy and why were they there to begin with? If they are U.S. citizens it's simple go to the embassy and they will get them home. The U.S. government pays for ppl to travel back home they have funds set up for this reason so there should be no reason for this to be happening!!
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i am seeking urgent financial help to get my husband out of Malaysia where he and HIS child 8 yeas old have been stranded due to being robbed of all their possessions . i am seeking 4000.00 for his safe return home. Both father and son are in a very very weakened condition due to lack of money to buy food. they are living in the streets. any help would be greatly appreciated, THIS IS URGENT, URGENT.
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My family and I are forced to move across country to find work. We have enough money to get us there but will be homeless when we get there! We need enough to be in a place where we are going it won't take more then a week for my husband to find work. :( I am high risk pregnacy and have a toddler we need to have a home. The place we had set up fell through
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littlelacie   in reply to Parzival
Rose has not been on this site for can get on internet,type in needhelppayingbills,city,county, will then see a list of resources in your area that may be able to help,if they got the funds.
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I'm about to lose my apartment if I can't come up with $700 by the end of the day. I got screwed over by a job and everyone I live with blames me for all of this. I need help asap.
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littlelacie   in reply to Alo98
Hi,we do not know resources outside the US,sorry. Would probably be best if you contact your local authorities,they should have information for you.
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